A new blossom inspires the starry night sky, marking the arrival of a luscious harvest. This year, TWG Tea narrates the story of the constellation with the Lotus Jade Tea Mooncake Collection, a rich and enduring assortment of patisseries set to inspire and intrigue any […]
National Iced Tea Day is June 10. To celebrate the start of a sunny weekend (and all your summer party needs), we made ourselves a batch of ice tea with teapigs’ Darjeeling Earl Grey tea and Lot 40 Canadian Rye. This spiked iced tea is […]
Notch 8 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver brings us another enchanting Brothers Grimm fairy tale afternoon tea. They are known to be creative to bring us a new experience for high tea. Our last visit was during Old World Carnival Afternoon Tea and it was visually entertaining.
Brothers Grimm themed afternoon tea $59 pp (Children’s tea $29.50 pp) is offered through April 30, 2017 .
Red Riding Hood’s Basket: Savory and Sweet Tea Scones, Clotted Cream, Fruit Preserves and Jams
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A Forest of Discovery
Earthy Black Truffle – Perigord, Leeks, Gruyere/Quiche
Savory Tree Stump – Braised Beef, Squash, Mascarpone, Blue Cheese
Mossy Rocks – Wild Mushroom and Asparagus Panna Cotta, Nasturtium “Moss”
Waterfowl Rillette – Smoked Duck Confit, Foie Gras, Wild Berry, Brioche
Roasting a Hearty Meal Fireside – Flame Grilled Bratwurst, Pickled Cabbage, Mustard, Fried Onions, Artisan Bread
A Clearing by the Lake – Trout, Caviar, Horseradish Aioli, Preserved Lemon, Nasturtium
Preserved Meats – Charcuterie, Fig Jam, Pickled Onions, Radish, Cream Cheese, Anise Dried Fruit Loaf
Journey Through the Woods
A Trail to the Cottage Built of Bread and Cakes – Sweet Bread and Cakes, Indulgent Sweets, Trail of Crumbs, Candied “Pebbles”, Dark Chocolate Cherry Mousse, Chocolate Twigs, Tuille Branches, Glazed Sour Cherries
A Pumpkin Soon to Be a Carriage – Spiced Pumpkin, Graham Crumb, Spiced Cream Cheese Icing
From Straw to Gold – Golden Bon Bons of Chocolate and Candies
Naming of Rapunzel – Crystallized Flowers, Lavender Pavlova, Golden Custard
The Red Apple – “The Poison” Apple, Brandy Red Apple Glaze, Cinnamon Apple Cake, Caramel
I can’t wait to see what their next Spring themed high tea will be. See you there!
Notch 8 Restaurant & Bar
Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, High Tea
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6
Cha Le Tea Merchant Cafe is a new chic tea bar that recently opened in Yaletown, Vancouver (1207 Hamilton Street). It offers a proprietary line of premium, single-origin Chinese teas to Canada. While many people think of full service cafes, coffee shops comes to mind, tea […]
Celebrate love with your Bae at TWG Tea Vancouver this weekend with an exquisite dinner. Whether you are in the mood for Valentine’s or a girls night out toasting Galentine’s, the limited time tea-infused Valentine’s Day Set Menu at $65 per person is created to enchant […]
TWG Tea, an iconic global brand debuts in Vancouver. It is their first Flagship Tea Salon & Boutique in North America. We are so excited that TWG Canada is situated within the downtown core of Vancouver’s upscale luxury retailers! Previously occupied by The Urban Tea Merchant, the space has been completely transformed with Old World luxury decor – gold and brass accents.
TWG Tea opened its first headquarters in Singapore eight years ago. TWG Tea’s exclusive collection includes more than 800 varieties of elegant blends and harvests – has contributed to its impressive expansion into 57 locations in 17 cities, including London, Shanghai, Tokyo and Dubai.
Vancouver TWG Tea Salon & Boutique will not just be a retail venue but also a resource for interested consumers to learn more about teas around the world, properties of different varieties, and the many high quality seasonal tea blends available. The store will also carry TWG Tea exclusive blends such as 1837 Black Tea and Silver Moon Tea; deluxe varieties like the Haute Couture Tea Collection and Gold Yin Zhen; and will integrate a myriad of these signature teas into savoury recipes and exquisite tea-infused patisseries to be at the forefront of tea gastronomy.
TWG Tea President, CEO & Co-Founder Taha Bouqdib says: “In response to demand for exquisite quality tea, TWG Tea continues to extend its reach globally. Our latest expansion will see TWG Tea opening in Canada, a burgeoning market where tea consumption is on the rise with a growing shift towards fine teas among North American consumers. We are looking forward to an extremely exciting year ahead.”
VanSing Distribution Group – owned and operated by Tom and Karinna James – will be the exclusive franchise partner and distributor of TWG Tea in Canada.
Luxury teas and seasonal afternoon tea menus will continue to be offered. The menu will be more expansive since they’ve renovated and expanded their kitchen!
TWG Canada officially opens doors today with a media gala with Coco Rocha in attendance. But before that, we spent an intimate The Perfume of Tea dinner. We started the evening mingling over tea infused cocktails with TWG Tea founders from Singapore – Taha Bouqdib (President & CEO) and Maranda Barnes (Director of Business Development).
- Silver Moon Tea Cocktail: infused sparkling white wine with a touch of berries and yuzu.
- Silver Moon Tea Mocktail: with coconut milk and notes of wild berries.
Sencha Prestige Tea infused wild mushroom soup: paired with delicate herbs, finished with shaved truffles, porcini powder and white truffle oil. Sencha Tea offers a light seaweed-like flavour that pairs well with earthy and fragrant mushrooms.
Pan-Roasted Sablefish: complemented by a dashi broth infused with Meleng FBOP and French Earl Grey Tea. Served with steamed baby nai bai, shimeji and sauteed oyster mushrooms over Korean garlic brown rice.
- Meleng FBOP: Harvested in the foothills of the Himalayan plateaus, these mahogany-coloured broken leaves infuse into a very stimulating cup with a full-bodied and earthy aroma that finishes with a hint of sweetness. A perfect TWG Tea breakfast tea.
- French Earl Grey Tea: A fragrant variation of the great classic, this TWG Tea black tea has been delicately infused with citrus fruits and French blue cornflowers.
Local Free-Range Chicken: brined in Smoky Earl Grey accompanied by butter confit, Grenaille potatoes, served with a red wine burgundy sauce with button mushrooms, caramelized pearl onions, smoked veal bacon, vanilla confit grapes and crispy chicken skin.
Smoky Earl Grey: A royal and sophisticated TWG Tea blend, the ethereal, smoky aroma of incense is complemented by sweet and fragrant citrus fruits in this surprising black tea. A daring combination of Russian and English tastes.
The Iconic Macaron Noir Tea infused dessert with caramel sauce and apples. A decadent and rich sweet treat to end the night.
- Macaron Noir Tea: Throughout history, tea has been served with dainty sweets – sometimes to balance the strength of the infusion, other times to refresh tired spirits in the middle of the afternoon. Now TWG Tea has conceived a black tea blend which encapsulates the mouth-watering flavours of our signature black macaron. Rich, mysterious, satisfying, this marvellous tea will delight tea lovers of all ages.
For my after dinner tea, I optioned for a hot cup of Silver Moon Tea. This TWG Tea blend of green teas accented with a grand berry and vanilla bouquet and a hint of spice is one of TWG’s best selling tea blends.
TWG Tea Salon & Boutique
Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, Tea Salon, Boutique
Mon 10:00 am –8:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
1070 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2Y2
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Ten Ren Tea To Go 天仁喫茶趣 located inside Eslite in Hysan Place, Causeway Bay Hong Kong is one of my favorite spots to relax. Eslite is a 24 hour bookstore in Taiwan. It is awesome. I could spend a whole day flipping thru cookbooks. The Hong Kong Eslite couldn’t support 24 hours. Nonetheless, it is a great spot to hide from the crowds.
Inside Eslite in Hysan Place shopping center is Ten Ren Tea To-Go shop. Ten Ren Tea To Go serves milk tea, fruit juices and bubble tea to go. The line ups here are not too long. I liked their black tea latte with pearls $20. It wasn’t too sweet or too strong for a mid-day power up.
You can also buy a lot of tea packages and other tea related products at Ten Ren Tea. Good for souvenirs to bring home if you are travelling.
Ten Ren’s To Go 天仁喫茶趣香港銅鑼灣
Eslite Causeway Bay
Cuisine: tea, milk tea, Chinese
Mon 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
10/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Rd
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
+852 3419 6789
Macau Paradise Restaurant 澳門樂園茶餐廳 is located in Kowloon City on Fuk Lo Tsun Road. It is near Tei Mou Koon 地茂館甜品 and Mini Bangkok 小曼谷泰國美食 九龍城. This Hong Kong style cafe probably isn’t the cheapest or the tastiest. Service is average as is the food quality. Dave ordered […]
Butter Baked Goods Vancouver is a local bakery and tea room where I’ve drooled over the pages of their cookbook , knowingly I do not have the skills to perfect a sugar cookie. Perfecting caramel bars and chocolate tarts probably takes more than my high […]
The Urban Tea Merchant Vancouver Downtown invited us to Spring start their Sakura Tea Afternoon Tea service. Two spring Singapore TWG Teas are featured – White Spring Tea and Sakura! Sakura! Tea. These two tea are only available once a year during Spring season.
- Sakura! Sakura! Tea: An ode to spring, this fragrant TWG Tea blend evokes Kyoto’s most celebrated season. A scattering of cherry blossoms and green tea yields a most aromatic and elegant fragrance.
- White Spring Tea: The landscape metamorphoses, hitherto grey and dry, now bright and dewy, the magic of spring transforming the world with fresh silver tips of Yin Zhen white tea and fragrant cherry blossoms. Witness this marvel in the teacup, a blend of two of the most precious and most anticipated miracles of spring.
The Urban Tea Merchant Sakura Tea Service
38 per person | (minimum 2 people)
- Veuve Clicquot Champagne +30
- Northern Divine Caviar spoon +15
- miso-maple glazed sable ﬁsh in butter lettuce
- “Dignitary’s Tea” chicken cone
- smoked salmon ribbon with ponzu jelly
- “Red Chai” beef carpaccio with horseradish foam
- “Singapore Breakfast Tea” seared tuna tataki
- TWG Tea macaron
- “Sakura! Sakura!” dessert sushi
- “Matcha Nara” madeleine
- “Rum Tea” pecan tart
There were a few crowd favorites that remained on the menu such as the miso-maple glazed sable fish, chicken cone, smoked salmon ribbon with ponzu jelly. This year Sakura Tea Service included a new concept: dessert sushi. The sushi rice is tea infused with Sakura! Sakura! Tea and layered with sweet tea infused jelly . The tea was fragrant albeit the rice was a tad mushy. The pecan tart and the matcha madeleine were my favorite – neither too sweet and had good bite.
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming. – Pablo Neruda
The Urban Tea Merchant Vancouver
Cuisine: Tea Rooms, Desserts, Pacific Northwest
Hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
1070 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2Y2
Imagine a rainy day with a cup of hot tea. Wrap your hands around a cup of hot tea. Tea Sparrow is a Vancouver subscription box based loose leaf tea products delivered to your doorsteps. Each month, with your Tea Sparrow subscription, you’ll receive a […]
We came home from San Francisco to perennially confusing weather here in Vancouver. But whether its finding that perfect Sunday get go in a cozy sweater or that pair of Nike kicks to the gym, brunch always finds itself on my foodie itinerary. And I will leave […]